Shanti Bhushan accuses Arvind Kejriwal of accepting ‘tainted’ money

Bhushan also alleged that the AAP chief had "abandoned" all principles of inner party democracy.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: February 12, 2015 3:04 am

A day after the AAP swept the Delhi Assembly polls, the party’s founder member Shanti Bhushan stoked another controversy after he attacked AAP chief Arvind Kejrwal in a blog, alleging that tickets were given to people possessing “a lot of wealth from questionable sources”.

Hitting out at Kejriwal, Bhushan in his blog alleged that the AAP chief had “accepted tainted money” and abandoned all principles of inner-party democracy. Bhushan further urged Kejriwal to ensure that those with “shady” backgrounds do not become ministers in the Delhi cabinet.

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The AAP leaders, on the other hand, maintained that Bhushan was a senior founder-member of the party and he was entitled to his opinion.

This is not the first time Bhushan has hit out against the AAP. Last year, he had alleged lack of inner-party democracy in the AAP and warned against the party becoming a “one-man show”. Weeks prior to the Delhi Assembly polls, he had praised BJP for announcing Kiran Bedi as their Delhi CM candidate, calling the move a “master stroke”.

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  1. A
    Feb 12, 2015 at 12:25 am
    Advani of AAP!
    1. A
      Feb 12, 2015 at 11:55 am
      It seems, no journalist ever read this comment? I think they are reporting news without reading or just write their opinion without reading even their own newspaper. Otherwise how come there is no debate or criticism against this issue, Shanti Bhushan is not an outsider he is the founder member of the great organization. There is a comment here that he is the Advani of AAP. Just think if the scenario was against Modi then the media will not get time to read even their daily news (remember the days they praised Advani ). At the least you could have criticize Shanti Bhushan by reminding him about his age.
      1. Anil Shringi
        Feb 11, 2015 at 11:43 pm
        Shanti Bhushan ji, Saach Bolna Mana Hai, Arvind and his friend Dawood Dubai wala will kill you and your family so watch out, may be a car accident. 98% of AA Party people don't even know Arvind's real intention, they really think he is innocent honest man, just wait and we all will see his colors. Now Arvind is " AAP KA DICTATOR"
        1. Brij Lal
          Feb 12, 2015 at 5:59 am
          Mr. Shanti Bhushan: It is time to help Arvind Kejriwal in the development of Delhi, not to criticize him, because AAP is your baby too, as it is baby of Arvind.
          1. C
            Feb 12, 2015 at 8:31 am
            It is for the elected MLA s of AAP to decide the leader of opposition. The statement by Kumar Viswas is shamefully undemocratic. Unless people like Kumar Viswas is restrained, much harm will be done to AAP by the likes of him. He at times claims that he has resigned his job. But financially he has and is making much much more money now by his poetry selling. All because of AAP and Arvind Kejriwal.
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